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Murkowski, Sullivan receive committee assignments

...Appropriations Committee, while incoming senator Dan Sullivan was assigned to several committees he had hoped to land.Senate Republicans announced committee assignments Monday. The assignments are subject to approval by the GOP conference and the full...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-15/murkowski-sullivan-receive-committee
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Senate Republicans approve alcohol tax

...revenue raising measures as a way to close that gap. Senate Republicans had spoken out against a proposed income tax and...permanent fund to close the budget deficit. Instead, Senate Republicans wanted a constitutional amendment placed on the...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/051402/ala_051402ala0080001.shtml
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Senate Republicans predict tax plan dead on arrival

...permanent fund earnings, Kelly said he would support such a move after the state's budget reserve is exhausted. Senate Republicans want the House to approve a constitutional amendment to cap state spending and limit the growth of government...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/050502/ala_050502ala0070001.shtml
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Alaska to begin counting more than 53,000 ballots

...ground game in rural Alaska.The outcome of the new round of vote-counting won't change the balance of the Senate. Republicans gained seven seats in last week's election, more than enough to grab the Senate majority for the remainder of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-10/alaska-to-begin-counting-more-than-5
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Candidates start final push as early voting starts

...attend ahead of the Nov. 4 election.The race is being closely watched because it could help decide control of the Senate. Republicans want to gain six seats nationally and see Begich as vulnerable.Sullivan has shown a fundraising prowess, bringing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-20/candidates-start-final-push-as-early
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Congress sends Obama $1.1 trillion spending bill

...work visas for an estimated 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally.Reid blamed a "small group of Senate Republicans" for the turn of events.Asked if Cruz had created an opening for the Democrats, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-13/congress-sends-obama-11-trillion-spe
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Can House GOP stay on immigration script?

...with the Senate. It was a proposal easily ignored, which the White House and Senate Democrats did.Cut off from Senate Republicans and other customary allies, the House surrendered the day before Christmas."In the end House Republicans felt...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-12-08/can-house-gop-stay-on-immigration
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GOP sets defeating Harry Reid in 2016 top priority

WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans, riding high after capturing the majority, said Wednesday that a top priority in 2016 will be defeating Democratic leader Harry...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-11-12/gop-sets-defeating-harry-reid-in-
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Bitterness defining Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

ANCHORAGE - Needing to net six seats in November to regain control of the U.S. Senate, Republicans ought to be able to count on reliably conservative Alaska as something of a gimme.But they'll first have to settle on a candidate...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-08-12/bitterness-defining-alaskas-gop-us-s
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Each party certain the other is wrong

...Republicans repeatedly vote to repeal the health law. Democrats push to raise the minimum wage even when they know Senate Republicans will block it. The great majority of Republicans today are elected from solidly conservative districts and states...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-06-03/each-party-certain-the-other-is-w
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